Man donates Garth Brooks tickets to Franklin couple
Scott Frasher gave two tickets to Garth Brooks' final show to the Heileman's.
The Heileman family lost their home in the May flood.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A local man donated a pair of tickets to Garth Brooks' final flood relief concert to a Franklin couple that was affected by the May flood.
Scott Frasher told News 2 that he purchased two extra tickets to the much anticipated benefit concert and wanted to donate them to a deserving family.
"I figured what better way to find somebody else that was deserving," Frasher said.
Frasher donated the tickets to Steve and Sherri Heileman.
The couple has six children, including two adopted daughters that are disabled and a biological daughter that is healing from a car accident that nearly took her life. In May, the Heileman's home was destroyed by the historic flood.
"We had four near death experiences with two of our children and then the flood happened in May. So it's been a long year," Sherri Heileman said.
The family is currently renting a home, but is continuing work on their flood damaged home.
"It looks now as if we're going to get to go home, which a couple months ago is not something we thought was going to happen," Heileman said.
The Heileman's told News 2 they were overwhelmed when they learned that a complete stranger was giving them tickets to one of the much anticipated Garth Brooks benefit shows.
"There are so many people that have been affected by this flood and are still affected and still not home, so to do this is incredible," Heileman said.
The couple planned to take advantage of their night out in Music City.
"We said this will be a date night. We haven't had a date night in a really long time actually," Heileman said.
Despite all of the hardships the Heileman family have faced over the past year, the family said several blessings have come out of the May flood.
"The relationships built from it have been something that we will cherish and that is maybe what makes it all a little easier," Heileman said.